Doug joined TurksLegal as Special Counsel in the Employers Liability group having spent over 35 years specialising in workers compensation, personal injury and general insurance litigation in the Supreme Court, District Court and Dust Diseases Tribunal.
As a Partner for over 25 years with a leading law firm, Doug has an expert knowledge of the principles of workers compensation (claims, insurance, regulatory), common law, civil liability, dust diseases, insurance and motor accidents, consumer law, equity, practice and procedure and the principles of administrative law and procedural fairness.
His expertise extends to personal injury claims of all types, from workers compensation to major catastrophic injury claims but with a continued emphasis on insurance work.
Doug has practised extensively in the Dust Diseases Tribunal since its inception in 1989. Until recently, he was working with the Federal Government, acting for Comcare in dust disease claims.
He is active in industry bodies such as Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA). For ANZIIF, Doug recently assisted in its education program, chairing and presenting at seminars for their regional and city members. For AILA, Doug has sat on an education committee, organising seminars for members.
Doug has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2014 for his expertise in Insurance Law.